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Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (04/20)
Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s April session.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New DealFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal (04/05)
The so-called 'New Indian Deal' emphasized tribal self-government, economic recovery, and revitalization of cultural identity.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equalityFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality (03/30)
Amongst Native populations, South Dakota has a common practice of sending young Indians to prison even for minor offenses.
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanityFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity (03/23)
I actually believed life had a bright future for me, even with my highly observable indigenous traits.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw traumaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw trauma (03/09)
I was touched by a young attorney’s discussion on how some of his colleagues felt a 'raw' sense of defeat in the wake of the recent forced evacuation of their camp at Standing Rock.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditionsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditions (03/03)
Understanding Oceti Sakowin thought, philosophy, language, and culture, certainly provide a basis for positivity.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in America (02/24)
America's newcomers built a nation based on hoarding wealth via violence and telling others how they should live.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (02/20)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (02/10)
All my life, I have heard the old 'Get a job,' and 'Get over it' retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that appear to hold a great amount of disdain for 'Indians.'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in America (02/03)
Inherent rights are bestowed upon us by the Creator who placed us on Turtle Island or Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and provided us with instructions on how to live.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestorsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (01/30)
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (01/23)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dyingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (01/12)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (01/06)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our Lakota language is near last stage of existenceFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our Lakota language is near last stage of existence (12/21)
Our Lakota language is not faring well in these modern times.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Fascist police resurface at Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Fascist police resurface at Standing Rock (12/14)
I’ve been viewing some very disturbing images on social media of a very militarized police on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (12/07)
History does have a tendency to repeat itself, especially if people are oblivious to the past.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fightFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight (12/01)
Upon hearing the news of a 'deployment' of military veterans to Standing Rock for December 4-7, 2016, my mind jumped back to 1968.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with familyFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (11/28)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors treated like terroristsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors treated like terrorists (11/10)
An armed assault was conducted on the peaceful camp of mostly Native Americans at the Cannonball River and Missouri River confluence.
Ivan Star Comes Out: #NoDAPL crackdown hinders reconciliation effortsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: #NoDAPL crackdown hinders reconciliation efforts (11/03)
The latest development regarding the Standing Rock fight against a corporate oil pipeline is that South Dakota just joined North Dakota in terms of assisting them with their Highway Patrol troopers
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native peopleFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people (10/20)
As Natives, we have been omitted from history texts, as taught in the American school system.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Donald Trump brings racism out into the openFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ivan Star Comes Out: Donald Trump brings racism out into the open (10/06)
Let’s be real about this. Racism which has been synonymous with this country is no longer a secret.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Defining what tiospaye means to our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Defining what tiospaye means to our people (09/30)
Exactly what is it that makes indigenous traditions so different from mainstream standards?
Ivan Star Comes Out: #NoDAPL movement is about sacred waterFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: #NoDAPL movement is about sacred water (09/08)
When news of the 'protest' against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota reached my ears, I wanted to know exactly what was involved.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Show respect for sacred Lakota family unitFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Show respect for sacred Lakota family unit (07/28)
One of the results of this traumatic disruption of cultural tradition is that we have grandparents (elderly) raising their grandchildren.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people (07/15)
Why do Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants consume alcohol and drugs to excess? Is it because everybody else does it?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress usFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress us (07/01)
We must realize that we are suffering not because of the acts of wicked people, but because of our own silence.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at homeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home (05/26)
Although alcohol is illegal on our homeland, laws are minimal and punishment is lackadaisical.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosseFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse (05/19)
The game of lacrosse is not simply an ancient game, but it is a sacred/spiritual or medicinal game.
Ivan Star Comes Out: White domination in America is being threatFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: White domination in America is being threat (05/05)
Historically, this jingoistic patriotism was kept in check by the United States Constitution. Today, it is in the open.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives onFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives on (04/29)
When will we realize that our language, culture, history, spirituality, and our identity or cultural distinctiveness can lift our youth out this quagmire?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youthFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youth (04/22)
I believe we have an urgent duty to our Lakota youth, to teach them the principles of personal financial responsibility, individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and traditional Oceti Sakowin values.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialismFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialism (04/15)
As a modern Lakota society, we must realize that we were not militarily defeated.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still struggling with traumaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still struggling with trauma (04/08)
Our ancestors developed and used very effective techniques to cope with trauma and prevented its impacts.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian history altered at our own expenseFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian history altered at our own expense (03/24)
Since we are completely unaware of our own history, we exist in the here and now with an acute awareness of the new biased American history.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Politicians and voters ignore ConstitutionFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Politicians and voters ignore Constitution (03/18)
When I saw this Trump character wildly ranting to huge crowds of frantic well-wishers, mimicking Adolph Hitler, I raised an eyebrow.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education systemFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education system (03/11)
Since we can’t change other’s views and opinions of us, it is imperative that we re-learn our own culture, our histories and our ancient languages without the influences of popular, modern, and erroneous stereotypical views.
Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam WarFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam War (03/03)
I have been experiencing an event that always leaves me emotionally disheveled.
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of liesFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of lies (02/25)
I sincerely believe in the precept that our ancestors adhered stringently to the philosophy that the truth cannot be hidden forever and that it will surface one day.
Ivan Star Comes Out: A strange new Lakota language is emergingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: A strange new Lakota language is emerging (01/25)
An ultimate requirement for Lakota language graduates should be that they speak the Lakota language capably.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Restoring a work ethic among our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Restoring a work ethic among our people (01/15)
Even as recently as the 1950s, Lakota people enjoyed a kind of independence.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota people must restore our work ethicFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota people must restore our work ethic (01/04)
Even as recently as the 1950s, Lakota people enjoyed a kind of independence which I don’t see today.
Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excludedFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excluded (12/14)
The systematic disruption of the family unit, the boarding school system, obliteration of language and culture, and outright theft of land effectively diluted our ancestor’s solidarity and sovereignty.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Politics threaten Oglala tribal police forceFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Politics threaten Oglala tribal police force (11/20)
I don’t hear anyone talking about the Pine Ridge Police Force lately.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Stemming the high rate of dropoutsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Stemming the high rate of dropouts (11/13)
I could be wrong but I noticed a drastic change in our schools today.

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